7 decor ideas to steal from hotels

One of the best parts of travelling is the hotel room. Be it heritage, swanky, five-star or offbeat, the hotel room lets us revel in little luxuries that make the holiday more enjoyable. Why don’t you recreate that feeling at home? We tell you how.

get a bedside lamp

The lighting is one of the main reasons that a hotel room looks so appealing. A lamp by the bedside invites you to rediscover the pleasures of reading in bed as against the appeal of simply turning on the telly for yet another night of often mindless entertainment.

Make over your bed

The cosy comfortable bed is what invites us to return to bed after the buffet breakfast. All those layers — the mattress, mattress pad, feathery pillows and luxe comforter — add up to a great in-bed experience. Get a soft mattress, super-high thread count sheets and down pillows. Don’t forget to add a bed runner for a chic look.

Opt for space savers

Most hotel rooms opt for sleek floating drawers instead of bulky bedside tables. These can be fitted into the tightest of corners and increase visual space. They do provide you with enough space to put your essentials — a book, a pot of cream and a bottle of water.

Make magic with mirrors

Most hotels — rooms or lobbies — are big on mirrors and mirror finishes. There’s a reason for that. Mirrors enhance visual space and, if placed strategically, can make a small room look bigger.

Use one over a console, hang a funky one over the bar or make a large mirror work as a piece of art.

Update the bathroom

Who doesn’t love hotel bathrooms for the pampering they provide? Don’t buy a bunch of toiletries; invest in a few quality ones that make you feel and smell great.

A bathrobe, a bathmat and fluffy towels will add to the appeal.

Don’t forget the magnifying mirror that makes makeup a cinch. Keep a hair dryer permanently installed for that hotel bathroom feel.

Bring in a bench

Most hotel rooms have surfaces that allow you to plop your things for a while. Try this at home by placing a bench at the foot of your bed. This versatile and multifunctional piece of furniture can play many roles. You can sit, give yourself a pedicure or toss clothes on it. One with built-in storage can help stash away extra linen.

Get yourself a desk

If your bedroom has the space, bring in a desk. This ubiquitous piece of furniture that no self-respecting hotel room will do without will be one you fall in love with.

It can work as a late-night home office, a storage point for important papers and documents or as a place to peruse the news.

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